Hydrographic Mission off Leixões

Since July 7, NRP Andrómeda has been carrying out a mission, off Leixões, to maintain the network of buoys to monitor the maritime unrest of the Portuguese coast, together with the Hidrográfico Institute. This mission aims to anchor a monitoring port buoy, as well as the replacement of the coastal buoy of Leixões, which had been anchored for more than…

Read More

FRCSW Repairs Damaged CMV-22 Osprey

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) recently added another milestone in its history of maintenance and repair services to naval aircraft by completing an unusual repair to the inner skin of a CMV-22 Osprey. The right-hand inner composite skin of the $75 million aircraft sustained a six-foot by three-foot crack with other, but minor, composite damage. To provide a comprehensive repair,…

Read More

JS Asahi Exercises With HMAS Parramatta & USS Dewey in East China Sea

From 4 to 6 July, JS ASAHI conducted a trilateral exercise with the USS DEWEY and HMAS PARRAMATTA in East China Sea to East of Okinawa. This exercise contribute to the improvement of JMSDF’s tactical capabilities and strengthening cooperation between JMSDF, U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy. The United States and Australia share basic values and strategic interests with Japan,…

Read More

Navy Demos New MCM Prototype on MQ-8C Fire Scout

The Navy recently demonstrated a mine countermeasure (MCM) prototype technology aboard the MQ-8C Fire Scout UAS at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, proving a capability that could allow the warfighter to rapidly detect and respond to threats. The objective of the demonstration was to gather performance data for both the MQ-8C Fire Scout and Single-system Multi-mission Airborne Mine Detection (SMAMD)…

Read More

Return to Antikythera 2022

The second period (May 23-June 15, 2022) of the underwater archaeological research on the Antikythera shipwreck, within the five-year program 2021-2025, was successfully completed, linking the contemporary research to the iconic diving operations of 1900-1901. The research is conducted by the Swiss School of Archeology in Greece under the direction of Dr. Angeliki G. Simosi, head of the Ephorate of…

Read More

Sailor Dies Aboard USS Carl Vinson

A sailor assigned to aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) was discovered unresponsive onboard the ship, Jul. 10, while pier side at Naval Air Station North Island, California. Navy Region Southwest Federal Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced the Sailor dead. The Navy is investigating the circumstances of the death and there are no indications of suicide…

Read More